Emerald Waterways has introduced a one-off speciality cruise to help travellers travel to the heart of one of the world’s oldest wine regions this summer.
The eight-day ‘Director’s Cruise along the Douro’ river cruise will see guests joined by Emerald Waterways’ MD Colin Downing along with esteemed wine expert, author and broadcaster Susy Atkins.
Having boarded the intimate Emerald Radiance Star-Ship in Porto on 17 August 2019, guests will enjoy an extra special itinerary along the Douro River, enjoying picturesque views across its terraced vineyards during harvest time and plenty of opportunities to sample the local delicacies along the way before returning to Porto (Portugal).
Highlights of the cruise include an excursion to Mateus Manor for a wine tasting, a chance to explore the medieval streets of the Spanish city of Salamanca and classic Portuguese cafes, plus a glorious gala dinner hosted by Colin and Susy. For those seeking a more active experience there’s also the option to join a guided canoeing excursion along the Sabor River.
Prices for this exclusive itinerary start from £2,485 per person, including return flights, transfers, seven-nights on-board, all tipping and gratuities, food and selected *drinks on-board, shore excursions and exclusive on-board events and experiences.
Regional departures available include London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, London Stanstead and Aberdeen.
For more information and to book please visit www.emeraldwaterways.co.uk or call 0808 301 3352.
*Drinks on-board – wine, beer and soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner. Complimentary tea and coffee is available throughout the sailing